Then Jesus entered the temple, and when he was teaching them, came the chief priests and elders of the Jews to Him, and asked: "By what authority are you doing these things? And who gives this authority to you? "
Jesus said to them: "I'm also going to ask one question to you and if you give answer to me, I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Where did John's baptism? From heaven or from men? "They negotiate between them, and said:" If we shall say, From god, He will say to us: Then, why are you not believe him?
But if we say 'human rights,' we fear to the people, because they all thought John was a prophet. "
So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them: "If so, I also do not tell you by what authority I do these things."